Your new Apple iPad mini
About this article
This article provides a checklist for you to consider as you finish setting your new Mac laptop so that you are work functional. It is intended for all employees participating in the E-Warrior Digital Life and Learning Program. While you complete the following checklist as you configure your laptop it may helpful to refer back to the New laptop and table features article as it highlights some of the important changes found on your new laptop.
Your set up checklist
After your laptop/tablet distribution session you will need to make a few configurations to be work functional.
Everyone - Review Hardware
Everyone - Where to begin with
The following links are for two excellent Lynda.com courses designed to provide an overview for using your iPad. If you are not familiar with Lynda.com course please check out the article How to access lynda.com courses.
Everyone - Adding Apps
The Apple iPad App Store has a huge collection of mobile apps which are easy to access, easy to search, and easy to download - using the same Apple ID account you use on iTunes. Here are just a few examples of what is available.
Everyone - Productivity Apps
The storage of documents and other content is often backed up on the device and stored on services found in the cloud. Cloud storage often provides access to software functionality on your iPad. A great example is the Office 365 app for Word. This app allows you to view, edit, and share these documents all from your ipad. The following articles are designed to cover some of the basics of where you content is and how to store documents and other resources in the cloud.
Everyone - Basics
What happens if I forget my passcode for my iPad? The best answer is to try and remember your passcode. If, however, this proves impossible the device will need to be reset. If you are unsure how to do this yourself bring the iPad into WSU Tech Support and we'll help you through the process.
Optional - Specialized Apps
The Apple iPad App Store has an extensive list of mobile apps which are easy to search for and download - using the same Apple ID account you use on iTunes. Here are just a few examples of what is available.
- Note Taking Apps
- Magazine Apps
- iPad Social Networking Apps
- Collaboration Apps
- iPad Multimedia Apps
- iPad Presentation Tools
- iPad Weather Apps
- iPad Utilities
- Note Taking Apps
- iPad Readers
Optional - Digital Security
Addressing security threats and managing risk is a vital part of our eWarrior program and extensive documentation can be found here to educate yourself on the many measures that can be taken to prevent data breaches or spread of harmful viruses and malware.
- Information Security site WSU's digital security information and policies that are perjtinent to WSU employees.
- Take a workshop on Digital Security. These workshops are offered each semester, but if there are no workshops listed, you can Request a Workshop.
How to get additional training
Workshops and 1:1's
Need help with software, try Lynda online tutorials. With a Lynda account you will have access to over 2000 videos. Learn how to create your account profile by going to Lynda for instructions.